Comments on: How Occupy Wall Street (mostly) won me over http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/06/08/how-occupy-wall-street-mostly-won-me-over/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Crash866 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/06/08/how-occupy-wall-street-mostly-won-me-over/#comment-46679 Tue, 12 Jun 2012 16:23:11 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=13029#comment-46679 TheUSofA
OWS Started in Canada by Bleeding Hearts Leftys. And who pays the most taxes in the US?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Occupy_Wall _Street

OWS was initiated by Kalle Lasn and Micah White of Adbusters, a Canadian anti-consumerist publication, who conceived of a June 2011 occupation in lower Manhattan. Lasn registered the OccupyWallStreet.org web address on June 9.[8] In June, Adbusters emailed its subscribers saying “America needs its own Tahrir”.

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By: TheUSofA http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/06/08/how-occupy-wall-street-mostly-won-me-over/#comment-46370 Mon, 11 Jun 2012 23:11:41 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=13029#comment-46370 How about those former Wall Street employees who joined the OWS movement and created the Occupy The SEC offshoot?

“Occupy the SEC has submitted a 325-page comment to the Securities and Exchange Commission that calls on regulators to resist the financial industry’s lobbying efforts to water down the Volcker Rule, a section in the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, that aims to prevent large banks from making certain kinds of risky, speculative investments. The group is made up of former Wall Street professionals who once worked at many of the largest financial firms in the industry.”

http://www.occupythesec.org/

A young bunch and very smart bunch and the letter/analysis is quite excellent.

Damn those naval gazing anarchists for trying to fight for something important. Those “wastes of skin.”

Your cliches and simpleminded summations about OWS along with your distorted, twisted even, wild, wild, west view of what capitalism and democracy are is quite sad. you seem to be big a fan of crony capitalism and the greed and corruption that has been driving it. But suck it up right? Don’t bother trying to address it. Just suck it up folks, be like sheep.

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By: TheUSofA http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/06/08/how-occupy-wall-street-mostly-won-me-over/#comment-46292 Mon, 11 Jun 2012 21:45:44 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=13029#comment-46292 @Sheep

“You aren’t “entitled” to ANYTHING. It’s up to YOU to figure out how to cease being a burden on society and a waste of skin.”

Can you bend just a little bit farther and grab your ankles for the banks, the politicians and Wall Street? The financial and political elites who you seem to believe are entitled to just about anything and who can do no wrong thank you for ignoring them and choosing to spend your time instead heckling the younger generation who want to work but can’t find jobs.

Do you even understand how money works in our system? That money is debt and that debt is driven by banks? You must be enjoying too big to fail. You must think they’re all hard workers and entitled to all that bailout money too.

Your version of what capitalism is simple minded, destructive and completely ignores the reality of how unfettered (crony) capitalism and the greed and corruption actually has been working. But go ahead and harp about OWS.

Yeah, you can see the forest from the trees alright.

I’ll let you get on with your own naval gazing.

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By: TheUSofA http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/06/08/how-occupy-wall-street-mostly-won-me-over/#comment-46275 Mon, 11 Jun 2012 21:24:31 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=13029#comment-46275 @crash866,

“Can you explain to me why you and the OWS movement fail to see that this movement should be “Occupy Capitol Hill” and K Street? I can only think that because the majority of protestors are liberals, they are afraid to speak out with a Dem President in office.:”

This is somewhat incorrect. Notice that the democrats did not attach themselves to OWS because they could not. Obama has said little to nothing about OWS, let’s not dismiss that. This is not about liberal or conservative, both parties have failed, both have done their part to bring us here.

I do agree that the focus should shift to Washington and K Street but I do believe that’s part of the message.

As for class warfare, it’s already been waged. Who do you think has been winning? Massive transfer of wealth upwards these past few decades. Wages have remained largely stagnant. Income inequality is not a myth, it’s a reality.

http://www.stanford.edu/group/scspi/inde x.html

“The U.S. ranks third among all the advanced economies in the amount of income inequality. The top 1% of Americans control nearly a quarter of all the country’s income, the highest share controlled by the top 1% since 1928.”

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By: TheUSofA http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/06/08/how-occupy-wall-street-mostly-won-me-over/#comment-46264 Mon, 11 Jun 2012 21:17:24 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=13029#comment-46264 @OneOfTheSheep

You seem to detest the younger generation. They’re not the ones who screwed all this up. They’re the ones meant to suffer for your generations mistakes.

“There are times when jobs are plentiful, and times when they are few and far between (and may not pay well). Suck it up. YOU’RE the ones with the inability to see both forest AND trees!”

You’re summary is weak, pathetic even. Completely disregards time, place and context. Oh it was the best of times, it was the worst of times…

Great analysis of our current predicament. Perhaps you spend more time understanding the causes of this global financial malaise rather than picking on a movement that has done more than you ever will have.

Good to see you jump on any OWS piece to rail against the younger generation, who again, did not cause this mess. Your generation did.

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By: Crash866 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/06/08/how-occupy-wall-street-mostly-won-me-over/#comment-46162 Mon, 11 Jun 2012 19:32:36 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=13029#comment-46162 Can you explain to me why you and the OWS movement fail to see that this movement should be “Occupy Capitol Hill” and K Street? I can only think that because the majority of protestors are liberals, they are afraid to speak out with a Dem President in office.

That because OWS was started by Obama supporters to help divide class and start class warfare for the 2012 elections. Not working out so well huh? They are not in Washington because they do not want to embarrass those pulling the strings…and they are hypocrites!!!

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By: Crash866 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/06/08/how-occupy-wall-street-mostly-won-me-over/#comment-46145 Mon, 11 Jun 2012 19:19:25 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=13029#comment-46145 You and the like make me sick. If the movement were worth a crap it would have gotten legs or media attention on it’s own merits. If someone gets Pepper Sprayed in NY or CA whether they derserve it or not is not about the “movement”. That is an side act to it. The sad thing that is the reason why OWS gets attention in the media is not because of the “movement” or it’s “cause” it is the side acts that are related to it. They are all a bunch of Pawns who are brainwashed and eat up the bad message. Blame the banks and the rich for your problems and lastly and most importantly…make em feel your anger, make feel your pain!! OWS has no good strategies, solutions or ideas. If they did the “movement” would stand on it’s own and attract real leaders & intelligent followers. The “movement” was started by the far left with no solid ideas or solutions. The only thing it has succeeded in attracting is people who are weak minded followers. They are the disillusioned and angry who think they can solve problems by banning together and protesting because the “movement” trains them to think that way. Have fun being used in a game of chess you lemming Pawns.

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By: jaham http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/06/08/how-occupy-wall-street-mostly-won-me-over/#comment-46084 Mon, 11 Jun 2012 17:30:41 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=13029#comment-46084 As an economist, I would assume that you recognize that the the core of our problems lie in Washington.

OWS has not won me over because they are demonstrating against a symptom, not the core cause of the problem.

Sure, there is corruption, insider dealing, and the like on Wall Street – but those are unfortunate realities in every industry.

Can you explain to me why you and the OWS movement fail to see that this movement should be “Occupy Capitol Hill” and K Street? I can only think that because the majority of protestors are liberals, they are afraid to speak out with a Dem President in office.

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By: jaham http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/06/08/how-occupy-wall-street-mostly-won-me-over/#comment-46083 Mon, 11 Jun 2012 17:24:08 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=13029#comment-46083 As an economist, I would assume that you recognize that the the core of our problems lie in Washington.

OWS has not won me over because they are demonstrating against a symptom, not the core cause of the problem.

Sure, there is corruption, insider dealing, and the like on Wall Street – but those are unfortunate realities in every industry.

Can you explain to me why you and the OWS movement fail to see that this movement should be “Occupy Capitol Hill” and K Street? I can only think that because the majority of protestors are liberals, they are afraid to speak out with a Dem President in office.

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By: DougAnderson http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/06/08/how-occupy-wall-street-mostly-won-me-over/#comment-46080 Mon, 11 Jun 2012 15:42:47 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=13029#comment-46080 Get a damn haircut.

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